I'm getting into the festive spirit with supplies from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. My pre-order for the Autumn/Winter Catalogue arrived yesterday so before I delve into those goodies, I'm sharing my first Christmas make for this year. I used the Best Birds stamp set and the Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
The Best Birds stamp set has been around for a couple of catalogues but this is the first time I've inked it up. The co-ordinating dies are a great buy to add extra detail to the birds and save those fussy cutting mistakes!
I created a card blank from a half sheet of A4 Whisper White cardstock. I cut another piece of Whisper White cardstock and ran this though the Big Shot with the Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, remembering to spritz first to create that deep emboss. I added three Real Red Rhinestones and then stamped my sentiment from the Nature Sings stamp set, also in Real Red. To create the robin, I stamped in third generation Sahara Sand and then used my Aqua Painters to pick up colour from the lids of three ink pads - Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie and Sahara Sand to colour the image on Shimmery White cardstock. I attached the robin with Stampin' Dimensionals for added depth.
Don't forget that during August you can earn Bonus Days vouchers for every £45 you spend. This means money off in September, just in time for the amazing new Autumn/Winter Catalogue. If you would like a catalogue, please just let me know by sending an email with your name and postal address. The catalogues will be dispatched on 28 August to give you plenty of time to browse.